RAF Type H Flying Gauntlets
Type H, Electrically heated. Stores ref. 22c/1022/5. Size medium. 24 volt. Soft chestnut brown leather gauntlets. Mid forearm length with gussetted cuff section. Lined with attached, fleece lined black rayon gloves with integral wiring and twin press stud connectors. Intended for use with other H-type heated/wired clothing. The inner rayon gloves have '24 volt' and broad arrow marked labels.
The leather is generally in sound condition and the gauntlets are completely flexible and supple. That said they have lost much of the chroming leaving a more suede-like finish with areas of light surface lifting, wear, soiling and marking. There are a few missing stitches on each gauntlet at the base of the gussett and a small surface hole in the end of one finger but no major damage. Quite a good colour match. The heated linings have matched contract numbers and appear to be in good order apart from a seam split. Reasonable/fair used condition overall and priced accordingly. One of the rarer patterns of glove to find. Stock code GA20489.